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My membership request there got accepted! Yay! *dance*

....Now I have over 1K entries to sift through so I can gain more information. ._. Oh well.

Aaaaaaand one of the first things I see? An entry on Michael Pearl. Rrrrrgh. *goes rabid and froths at the mouth a bit* My parents never read him, thankfully, but they did read James Dobson, who is marginally the lesser of two evils. And he brags about abusing his dog. Yeah. Now, the Pearls had lots of books in the YMCA library, and in the library of the first college I went to, and I'm sure the Kenersville library has some of their books too (it's just too far of a walk even for me, so I never go there.)

Oh, on a semi-related note, I found an interesting new word today: alterophobia. In the wake of the Sophie Lancaster case, people started using it to refer to fear of subcultures, especially lifestyle subcultures-- specifically goths, punks, et cetera. I've been studying subcultures for a while, and I've noticed a very strong pattern in the way the media and public at large reacts to them. I'm still trying to organize my thoughts, but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a blog series on them?

And that about covers it, I think! I'll be interested to hear everyone's thoughts. ;) Any personal experiences you might have with being a subculture member might be useful as well (for those of you who are, or who have been raised in environments hostile to subcultures.) I've got my own to talk about, of course...

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Date: 2010-03-12 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] feathertail
I was brought up to be really suspicious and skeptical of people who dress funny, basically. >.> There's a big sense of propriety in Mormonism, and any thing that's improper is considered suspect if not sinful. I internalized a lot of it, so I feel awkward about the idea of wearing ears and a tail in public (for instance), and it took me forever to decide it was okay to play D&D.

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Date: 2010-03-12 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] feathertail
Here's hoping. >.>b

(Also try using HTML tags instead of BBcode!)

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Date: 2010-03-13 07:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ordinarygirl
Ah, dark_christian... I joined back in the day when there wasn't moderated membership, just before the whole strikethrough debacle. It's never really given me anything I didn't already know or guess about dominionist christians, but I kinda grew up with them...

Mind if I ask if there's a reason you signed up?

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Date: 2010-03-13 08:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ordinarygirl
Oh, so many of the reasons that I joined, then, wanting to follow dogemperor's stuff aside (as that's how I first ran into her). Yeah, I wasn't diagnosed as being bipolar until I was 19, so when I was a teenager, I was a "problem child", and amongst the many therapists I went to that completely failed to do anything but tell me to pray and be good, my parents considered sending me to a boarding school for "troubled teens", run by some fundamentalist group that I can't remember anymore.

...anyway, yeah. XD I wasn't trying to pry or anything, which I now feel like I seemed like I was and... yeah. Not the most coherent right now, it's late.


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